David Bell Is A Buckeye Hoopster!!

Written February 11th, 2013 by MaliBuckeye

Performance In The Post

Thad Matta picks up a quick verbal from the third member of the 2014 class, as Garfield Height’s David Bell commits following his visit.

Bell, a 6′ 7″ forward, was on campus yesterday for a visit, and received his official offer today. He accepted shortly thereafter.

BellĀ  is averaging 17. 3 points a game to go with 4.6 blocks and 8.1 rebounds per contest. He’s been on the Buckeyes’ radar for a while, and is currently rated as a three star recruit by several services. Again, at this point he’s only in his junior season, so there’s a tremendous upside for the young man.

His interest list included DePaul as well as a number of smaller schools in Ohio (Dayton, Cleveland State, Miami of Ohio). After the jump, check out his work in last summer’s “Flyin’ To The Rim” competition.

Glad to have you on board, David- Welcome to the Buckeye Family!


  1. KenNo Gravatar
    February 12th, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Thanks for update, Mali. Bell looks to be pretty active and has good hands (gasp!). Glad to see Thad land a front-court player.


  2. erictbbcNo Gravatar
    February 12th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Nice to see us pick up Bell. He’s a good get for the Buckeyes.

    I strongly suspect he’ll be another player that needs some development time. Hopefully he can spend his freshman year learning the ropes from Amir and Trey, and seeing some semi-regular action, before having to run full-go in the 2015-2016 season.


    KenNo Gravatar
    February 12th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Looks like he can stand to put on a few pounds.


  3. sb97No Gravatar
    February 12th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I think it is important to get guys that will develop over time. It helps build some continuity in the program and offsets the loss of stars that leave after a year or two.


  4. GaryNo Gravatar
    February 12th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Those early exits can sure put a program in a bind!


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